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Last update: 17 April 2014

Renaturing Cities: Addressing Environmental Challenges and the Effects of the Economic Crisis through Nature-Based Solutions

13-14 May 2014, Brussels

The European Commission (Directorate for Climate Action and Resource Efficiency) is organising this two-day conference under the auspices of the Hellenic Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

The aim of the Conference is to highlight innovative tools, strategies and best practices in the field of Nature Based Solutions that European cities are adopting in order to combine tradition and modernity while addressing environmental challenges and the impacts of the economic crisis.

Mr Kurt Vandenberghe, Director for "Climate Action and Resource Efficiency" will open the event. Mr Christos Vasilakos, Secretary General for Research and Technology, Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs of the Hellenic Republic will also give an opening address.

High level representatives from Academia, Urban Planning Authorities, Private Sector and International Organizations will provide keynote speeches and join the debate in a multi-stakeholder environment.

Members of the European Parliament and representatives from DG Environment, DG Regional Policy, DG Climate Action, Joint Research Centre will moderate/chair the conference sessions.

Venue: Auditorium, Madou Building, Place Madou, 1, 1210 - Saint-Josse-Ten-Noode (Brussels)
For more information please contact us.

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ICRI 2014 - International Conference on Research Infrastructures

2-4 April 2014, Athens

ICRI 2014 is the second International Conference on Research Infrastructures. It offers a high level international forum where key stakeholders can meet, discuss and contribute to bringing forward global issues related to Research Infrastructures.

Co-organised by the European Commission and the Greek EU Presidency of the European Union, the event is expected to attract 600 participants and will include an exhibition of demonstrations and videos of international research infrastructure projects as well as an Art & Science exhibition. ICRI 2014 will highlight the essential role of global research infrastructures in addressing grand challenges, and identify the challenges and drivers for collaboration at an international level in four thematic areas: Marine sciences, cultural heritage, food security and e-science.

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Urban Megatrends and Future Challenges for European Urban Areas

27 March 2014, The Committee of the Regions - Rue Belliard 101, Brussels

The aim of the event is to bring together representatives from the JPI Urban Europe and the European Institutions as well as from other urban networks, along with high-profile scientific and policy experts to discuss issues relating to megatrends and future urban challenges.

The JPI Urban Europe has recently finalised two studies on global megatrends and their long term impacts on European cities that will be presented and discussed at the seminar. The scientific background paper gives and in-depth analysis of urban challenges. The Urban Megatrends policy paper indicates that global megatrends, including climate change and demographic and economic development, will have a regionally differentiated impact on European urban regions and implications for policy-making at all levels.

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First conference The Ocean of Tomorrow projects: what results so far?

26 March 2014, Brussels

On 26th March 2014, the Directorate General for Research and Innovation is organising the conference The Ocean of Tomorrow projects: what results so far?

This first conference will present early results of four ambitious and multi-disciplinary projects with a focus on understanding, mitigating and adapting to changes in the marine environment. Two projects dealing with the sustainable exploitation of marine biodiversity will also be showcased.

The event will include a panel discussion with high-level experts to take stock and to put forward their views concerning how marine and maritime research could be developed under Horizon 2020.

Check-out the draft programme.

You must register to participate! Registration will open soon, check regularly our dedicated webpage.

Due to the size of the meeting room, registrations will be accepted on a «first come-first served» basis.

For further information, please contact: RTD-CALL-OCEAN@ec.europa.eu

Take a dive into the The Ocean of Tomorrow projects here !

More information on the programme and registration soon

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Horizon 2020 national launch events and thematic events

1 January - 17 March 2014, Various locations in Europe

UPDATED: Bulgarian and Croatian web sites added (10/2/2014)

This is a handy, one-page overview of all the national launch events and thematic events related to Horizon 2020. The "summary of events" page linked to below will be updated as more information becomes available.

The table includes past events as well as those that have not yet taken place.

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